maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Pours dark and thick with very little head. Good coffee and roasted notes to it in both smell and taste. It’s a relatively average porter. Dogbrick (13547) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2012
On draught at The Pharmacy in Nashville. Brownish-black pour with a medium tan head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malt and coffee. Medium body with flavors of roasted coffee, sweet malt and a touch of hops. The finish is roasty with a mocha aftertaste. Decent overall. PaperKnife (82) - - MAY 28, 2012
Draft at the tasting room. Black, tan wispy head. Aroma is roasty and almost smokey. Dry, bitter, not nearly as roasty as the aroma would let on. nuplastikk (6414) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 23, 2012
22oz bottle bought in Asheville. Deep brown-black with a fading beige head. Medium bodied, a touch watery. A nice range of flavors going on...brown chocolate, mild coffee bitterness, a faint touch of wood, cherry. Comes together quite nicely, well balanced. Mellow, gentle carbonation. Bonus points for holding up after 6 months in the closet. burg326 (5594) - Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2012
22 ounce bottle that poured a dark brown, almost black color with aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, and some cream. Flavor is the same with a mild sugary flavor and toffee hints throughout. Nice porter overall.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bomber. Poured medium brown with a short-lived, smoked beige head. The aroma picked up charred black patent malts and dry-roasted chocolates, with light hay and grassy accents.. not substantial or complex, but nice. The flavor found roasty black malts and lesser chocolate.. lots of dry roast on the edges.. a tad sour and cardboardey on the finish. Medium-bodied at most on the palate.. dry and roasty.. OK flow.. very drinkable. tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2012
on draft wwbf asheville. poured dark brown with frothy head. the aroma is typical of a porter. the chocolate, roasted malts and coffee are there and smell wonderful the taste is equally as good. this a your middle of the road typical porter. very drinkable in the winter. jhliesen (833) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Bomber--pours a real dark brown with with froathy, tan head, lacing lasted throughout the drink. The aroma starts with roasted malts and once that fades, chocolate comes to the top. The taste was simliar with a floor of hops and coffee. Some nut taste comes through on the finish. Everthing is balance and straight forward. Another good brew from French Broad.
kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
BiochemProf (179) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Date: January 26, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, Woodstock
Appearance: black, frothy tan head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted and dark chocolate aroma
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of caramel and butterscotch sweetness, hint of roasted adds a light coffee character
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Dark brown/black pour ... not cloudy but almost opaque from the dark color. Nice tan head that quickly fades. Aroma of kalua, chocolate and alcohol. Sweet Chocolate mocha flavor with a soft bitter finish (slight hint of ashtray). Medium bodied (thinner than I expected) and fairly high carbonation level (soda like). Tad bit of astringency. Nice. French Broad is becoming one of my favorite NC breweries.